Wednesday 20 September 2017

SuperValu alert over holiday loyalty scheme

Sam Griffin

SUPERVALU customers who booked holidays on a loyalty scheme are being warned their financial details may have "been compromised" and accessed by a third party.

Customers of the retailer who booked holidays on the Getaway Breaks programme, which is operated by Loyaltybuild, are being warned to review accounts and report any unusual activity to their bank.

A spokesperson said there was no information yet that any customers' financial data had been leaked.

But the data protection commissioner has been contacted ion in relation to the potential breach. The programme has also been suspended as a precautionary measure following a thorough investigation.

The breach is only connected to users of the holiday scheme and not to any other customers of SuperValu. In a statement issued last night, SuperValu warned customers it had "contacted a number of its Getawaybreak customers as Loyaltybuild, who manage the Getaway Breaks progamme, is reviewing the security of personal and payment card information held on their booking system. It remains unclear how many SuperValu customers are affected by the potential breach.

In a statement yesterday, SuperValu apologised to customers but advised that all payment card information was encrypted. If customers have any immediate queries, they can contact the customer helpline at 0818 220 088.

Irish Independent

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